Meghan Huber is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Newman Laboratory under the direction of Professor Neville Hogan.

Her research focuses on understanding human motor control, including how humans learn to control physical interactions and how humans learn from observing the actions of others. This basic research also serves to inform the development controllers for human-robot interaction and humanoid robots.

Her prior research focused on assessing and enhancing complex motor skill learning using virtual environments. She also developed multiple virtual rehabilitation systems for in-home use and worked on teams developing virtual training simulations for medical and military purposes.

Meghan received her B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University in 2009 and her M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2011. She recently received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Northeastern University in 2016 under the advisement of Dr. Dagmar Sternad. During her doctoral training, she was a Visiting Junior Scientist in the Autonomous Motion Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany from 2014-2015.

Recent News

Paper Published in Scientifc Reports
"Low-dimensional organization of angular momentum during walking on a narrow beam" by Enrico Chiovetto, Meghan Huber, Dagmar Sternad, and Martin Giese is now available in Scientific Reports.
Best Student Paper Finalist to Ryan Koeppen at DSCC 2017
Congratulations to Ryan Koeppen for being one of six finalists for best student paper with his paper of “Controlling Physical Interaction: Humans Do Not Minimize Muscluar Effort” at DSCC 2017!
Best UROP to Ryan Koeppen at MERE ’17
Congratulations to Ryan Koeppen for winning Best UROP with his presentation of “Controlling Physical Interaction: Humans Do Not Minimize Energy” at the 4th annual MIT Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition (MERE)!